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NEW YORK: State GOP Sen. Marty Golden To Teach Class On Feminine Elegance

Anti-gay New York GOP state Sen. Marty Golden thinks women need to start acting like proper ladies. And he's going to teach a class on how to do just that. City & State reports:
Later this month, Republican State Sen. Marty Golden’s office is holding a career-development event for women in his southern Brooklyn district teaching them “Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence.” That’s according to a taxpayer-funded mailing being sent out in Golden’s district, which an offended reader passed along. The taxpayer-funded event – presented by a “certified protocol consultant” – is part of a series teaching women in Brooklyn “what’s new in the 21st century as it relates to business etiquette and social protocol.” More details are also available on Golden’s Senate website, including the fact that women in attendance will be taught to, “Sit, stand and walk like a model,” how to, “Walk up and down a stair elegantly” and “Differences in American and Continental rules governing handshakes and introductions.”
Golden says his classes are meant to help young women get jobs, therefore you are paying for it. (Tipped by Duncan Osborne)

UPDATE: JMG reader Colin tips us that after widespread internet ridicule, the feminine elegance class has been canceled. Annoyed feminists say they will go forward with their planned protest against him anyway.

RELATED: In 2011 before the state senate approved same-sex marriage, Golden introduced a bill that would "void" former Gov. David Paterson's executive order that New York recognize out of state gay marriages. Golden also sock-puppeted for the Alliance Defense Fund in their ultimately successful bid to force NYC's public schools to host church services.

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